Sammy Adams & T. Mills
at Fox Theatre
1135 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Tuesday, April 9 2013
Doors open at 8:30PM
with DJ JAYCEEOH:
The viral video for Sammy Adams’ major-label debut single “Blow Up” is a pretty accurate look at what life is like for this rising young artist. Adams reels off lyrics asking “What’s it gotta take for a young kid to blow up?” to a hypnotic head-nodding beat and a recreated sample of the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind” (a nice nod to Adams’ Boston roots). The clip captures the 24-year-old performing for ecstatic crowds everywhere from roof-raising club gigs, to jubilant college shows, to massive outdoor festivals, including Lollapalooza and Bamboozle, where ten thousand people turned up at the Jumbo Stage just to see him.
A boyish-looking, sandy-haired charmer from Cambridge, MA, Adams fell in love with music as a kid. “My dad played drums in a rock band for 25 years and my mom sang back-up,” he says. “They loved music — everything from the Rolling Stones and the Beatles to Led Zeppelin and Canned Heat.” Adams began playing piano at age seven and learned to improvise at age 11. “Everything changed for me at that point because it was my type of thing,” he says. “I didn't have to read sheet music of someone else's song. I could come up with my own.”
Already a fan of hip-hop and rock, Adams began to write rhymes and create beats while in high school, which is when he developed a taste for such progressive techno-trance artists as Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, and Kaskade. A soccer player throughout his life, Adams would make warm-up mixes and play them in the locker room to pump himself and his teammates up before games. “That’s when I realized I could put together all different types of music — hip-hop, rock, techno, and electronic dance music — and people would get into it,” he says. “It inspired me to start experimenting more with vocals and making actual songs."
Adams has been in the studio with his songwriting and production collaborators J.O.B., Bei Maejor, Alex Da Kid, Supa Dups, and others, working on the songs that will be included on his debut album for RCA Records, which he plans to release in Spring 2012. In the meantime, expect to see him popping up onstage whenever he’s not in the studio. “I’m motivated by how much I love entertaining and the connection I have with my fans,” he says. “I want to make music that makes them proud.” Which is why he ends the viral video for “Blow Up” with the following message: “For my fans, Every moment, every day, this is all for you. Thank you for making me what I am. I am humbled, proud, and excited. Everything has just now begun.”
"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Young Favorites VIP Package:
One general admission ticket
VIP early entry into the venue
Exclusive meet & greet with T. Mills
Personal photograph with T. Mills
Autographed 8x10 photo
Access to the T Mill's pre-show soundcheck
Exclusive Young Favorites VIP bandana (available with packages only)
Official meet & greet VIP laminate